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"Lucky" Baldwin's Stable
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1886
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
In 1875, Elias Jackson Baldwin--known to all as "Lucky"--purchased approximately 8,000 acres of the Rancho Santa Anita ranch in the San Gabriel Valley and began training thoroughbred horses. In 1885, with Volante (pictured), he won the American Derby at Washington Park, then the most prestigious race in the country for three-year-olds. Baldwin also built the first version of the Santa Anita race track on his estate in 1907; two years later, following Baldwin's death, horse racing was banned in California and the track was forced to close.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Horseracing; S-003-108 4x5
Santa Anita Ranch (Calif.)
Baldwin, Elias Jackson,--1828-1909--Homes and haunts
Volante (Race horse)
Young men--California--Arcadia
Horseback riding--California--Arcadia
Race horses--United States
Arcadia (Calif.)

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